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all the books, movies and TV series not to be missed

While the programming of The Stand continues on Starz, a television transposition of the famous novel The shadow of the scorpion by Stephen King, let's find out the definitive collection of books, films and TV series that every fan of the Master of Terror should have in their library.

It all started in 1974 with the release of Carrie, a novel that gave birth to one of the most popular film adaptations ever thanks to the hand of Brian De Palma. Over the course of his career, King has proved to be an incredibly prolific writer and capable of bringing his creations across a variety of mediums, from film to television. But what are the titles not to be missed if you are passionate about his stories? Here is a list as complete as possible:

BOOKS

  • Carrie (1974)
  • Salem's Nights (1975)
  • Shining (1977)
  • Obsession (1977) / The Long Walk (1979) / Out to Hell (1981) / The Man on the Run (1982) - published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman
  • Sometimes They Come Back (1978)
  • Shadow of the Scorpion (1978)
  • The dead zone (1979)
  • The incendiary (1980)
  • Danse Macabre (1981)
  • Whose (1981)
  • The Last Knight (1982) / The Call of Three (1987) / The Wasteland (1991) / The Orb of Darkness (1997) / The Wolves of the Calla (2003) / Susannah's Song (2004) / The Black Tower ( 2004) / The legend of the wind (2012) - from the series of The black tower
  • Different Seasons (1982)
  • Christine - the infernal machine (1983)
  • Pet Sematary (1983)
  • Skeletons (1985)
  • IT (1986)
  • Misery (1987)
  • Four after Midnight (1990)
  • Precious Things (1991)
  • Gerald's Game (1992)
  • Dolores Claiborne (1992)
  • Nightmares & Delusions (1993)
  • The Green Mile (1996)
  • Desperation (1996)
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)
  • On Writing: Autobiography of a Trade (2000)
  • Lisey's Story (2006)
  • 22/11/63 (2011)
  • Doctor Sleep (2013)
  • Mr. Mercedes (2014)
  • Revival (2014)
  • Losers Pays (2015)
  • End of shift (2016)
  • The Outsider (2018)
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CINEMATOGRAPHIC ADAPTATIONS

  • Carrie - Satan's Gaze (1976)
  • Shining (1980)
  • Creepshow (1982)
  • Whose (1983)
  • The dead zone (1983)
  • Christine - The Infernal Machine (1983)
  • Blood Red Wheat (1984)
  • Firestarter (1984)
  • Stand By Me - Memory of a Summer (1986)
  • Thrill (1986)
  • Living Cemetery (1989)
  • Misery Must Not Die (1990)
  • The wings of freedom (1994)
  • Dolores Claiborne (1995)
  • The Green Mile (1999)
  • The Mist (2007)
  • IT (2017)
  • IT - Capitolo 2 (2019)
  • Doctor Sleep (2019)

TELEVISION ADAPTATIONS

  • Salem's Nights (1979)
  • IT (1990)
  • Shadow of the Scorpion (1994)
  • Shining (1997)
  • Storm of the Century (1999)
  • The Dead Zone(2002)
  • Kingdom Hospital (2004)
  • Nightmares and delusions (2006)
  • Haven (2010)
  • Under The Dome (2013)
  • 11.22.63 (2016)
  • Mr. Mercedes (2017)
  • Castle Rock (2018)
  • The Outsider (2020)

In the meantime, we remind you that Mike Flanagan, already author of the adaptations of Doctor Sleep and Gerald's Game, is working on the transposition of Revival to the big screen.

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